Thursday, 11 July 2013 00:00The heavy rain on Saturday, June 7 did not dampen the spirits of the friends, family and school faculty who gathered to celebrate graduation day at Saint Aidan School recently celebrated Graduation Day, with eighth graders taking part in a three-part celebration beginning with Mass for the school and parish, followed by a beautiful Communion breakfast hosted by the sixth-and seventh-grade parents.
The day concluded in the evening with a graduation ceremony in the church highlighted by a keynote speech by Fr. Thomas Tassone.
The St. Aidan School Class of 2013 thrived on the school’s tradition of excellence. In all, these students received over 50 awards and Catholic high school scholarships totaling more than $400,000, for their academic achievement, community and school service, and personal accomplishments. The school’s eighth grade class was accepted into the high schools of his/her choice, which include Chaminade High School, Holy Trinity Diocesan High School, Kellenberg Memorial High School, Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Sacred Heart Academy, St. Anthony’s High School, St. Dominic’s High School, St. Mary’s High School and Xavier High School.
Founded by the Sisters of Charity and the Franciscan Brothers over 60 years ago, a rich tradition of rigorous academic and spiritual training continues today led by highly-trained lay teachers committed to Catholic Education. St. Aidan School is committed to technological advancement and maintains state-of-the-art technology in both campuses, including SMARTBoards in every classroom, SMART Tables for the Early Childhood grades, an iPad program, and a cutting- edge Library Media Center capable of worldwide video conferencing.
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New Hyde Park residents and officials reacted to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision to veto a state bill that would require the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to conduct a noise study of two major airports. A main sticking point in the bill was the necessity of the identical legislation put forth by the state of New Jersey.
Rather than wait for New Jersey, the governor is ordering a study be held. New Hyde Park resident Kurt Lanjghar, a proponent of aircraft noise abatement in the community, was pleased, but puzzled.
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Community backlash against erection of a new radio tower drove the Manhasset-Lakeville Water District into the spotlight in recent weeks, forcing its commissioners to address communication lapses, and ultimately, ceasing and reversing construction efforts. The district covers North New Hyde Park.
Now, a Dec. 10 election for a commissioner’s seat is thrusting the water district toward center stage once again. Current commissioner Donald O’Brien will vie for a second term, challenged by former commissioner Robert DeVito.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
The North Hempstead Town Board honored the New Hyde Park 12 and under baseball team prior to the Nov. 19 board meeting at Town Hall.
The New Hyde Park Blue Devils finished with an impressive 13-1 record in the National Junior Baseball League’s (NJBL) 12U National Division, taking home 1st place honors. The entire team was on hand to be awarded with certificates as well as their coaches Marlon Artigas, Phil Munoz, Dennis Rowinski, and Peter Yip.
“Each game it was someone else. It was all about teamwork,” Artigas said.
Councilman Angelo Ferrara, whose council district encompasses New Hyde Park, gave a brief recap of the Town’s history, and told the team that they, too, are now a part of North Hempstead’s compelling story.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park are required to complete and pass four exams with their required skills and then they are recommended for their black belt test. There are students that are invited to the exams who have different goals.
“Our goal at Charles Water’s Karate & Fitness is to facilitate mental growth enabling our students to reach their highest potential as human beings,” says Charles Water owner and director of the school. “Our studio teaches students how to defend themselves responsibly while instilling self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for others.”